Karina Glaser

Karina Yan Glaser is a full-time writer and illustrator with a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under-resourced areas around the world. Karina is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade books, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book. Website: www.karinaglaser.com; Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser; Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

5 of the Best Middle Grade Books About Baseball

If you're not done celebrating opening day or know a kid who loves baseball, check out these excellent middle grade books about baseball.

5 of the Best Children’s Books About Spring

Get into the spring spirit and learn some things about the season with the kids and these vibrant children's books about spring.

20 Children’s Books To Read by AAPI Writers and Illustrators

Find 20 wonderful children's books by AAPI writers and illustrators, and add stories of different cultures and experiences to your shelves.

5 of the Best Children’s Books About Flowers

Know a budding botanist, or looking for gorgeous books highlighting flora? Check out these children's books about flowers, including Flora: A Botanical Pop-Up Book by Yoojin Kim, Kathryn Selbert, and Nicole Yen.

5 Great Children’s Books About Writers

Know a young writer? Explore these inspiring children's books about writers including Gwendolyn Brooks, Jane Austen, and more, including Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

Presenting the Kidlit These Days Podcast!

Welcome Book Riot's new podcast, Kidlit These Days, pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today! Have a listen.

Read Harder: A Children’s or Middle Grade Book That Has Won a Diversity Award Since 2009

Children’s Book Gift Giving Guide: Picture Books

A great-big-not-small ultimate guide to giving picture books this year!

Children’s Book Gift Giving Guide: Middle Grade Books

Looking for a few great books for the kids on your holiday shopping list? Check out this middle grade books gift guide of sixty books for young readers.

Small Animals Doing Big Things

Animals teach us about nature, they teach us patience, and they teach children that heroism comes in many sizes and packages. For all the animal lovers out there, here are stories of small animals doing big things.